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Knee Replacement Innovation Led by Materials, Design and Computer-Assisted Surgical Improvements

Dr. Bob Poggie reflects on trends in materials to increase durability of articulation and reliability of implant fixation; design solutions to improve kinematics; computer-driven advances in design and manufacturing and surgical tools to increase accuracy, reliability and efficiency of procedures.

Smart Devices, Robotics, Sensors: Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

Dr. Martin Roche: "The surgeon still wants to operate, but if this technology makes the procedure more consistent, efficient and generates improved outcomes, the patients will request it and surgeons will utilize the data to potentially develop the next surgical procedures and personalized implants."

Medartis: Profile of a Newly-Public Orthopaedic Company

Medartis went public on the SIX Swiss Exchange in March, securing proceeds to fund product development, international expansion and potential acquisitions. Their public launch provided deeper insight into the company’s position within the global orthopaedic trauma space. We reviewed Medartis’ 2017 and 2018 strategic announcements, and spoke with leadership to get a better sense of the company’s recent and future movement.

How Will Orthopaedic Procedures Change in the Next 10 Years?

The OMTEC® 2018 Closing Keynote panel of surgeon entrepreneurs and executives fielded an audience question on ways that surgical techniques will change over the next five to 10 years, and what might that mean for new products. We thought it was great question with insightful answers, which we have recapped here.

Surgeons Seek Innovation in Instruments, Delivery of Care

“We need to address the real problem.” To orthopaedic surgeons on the OMTEC® Closing Panel, the problem is delivery of care. Current instrument options, according to them, lead to changes in surgical planning, downtime between surgeries, significant cost assumed by the hospital or surgery center and inventory management conundrums.

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